Mongrels. Image shows from L to R: Destiny, Nelson, Kali, Marion, Vince. Copyright: BBC


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2010 - 2011
  • 17 episodes (2 series)

An adult puppet sitcom for BBC Three about a fox, a cat, a dog and a pigeon who hang out together in an inner-city yard. Stars Tony Way, Rufus Jones, Lucy Montgomery, Katy Brand, Dan Tetsell and more.

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Series 1, Episode 6 - Destiny The Infection Risk

Nelson falls in love with Sandra, a mangy, flea-ridden fox whom he meets at the rubbish tip while rescuing Marion. Gary angers Kali after he erects anti-pigeon spikes on the pub walls, but Destiny is overjoyed when he enters her into a competition.

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Further details

Mongrels. Kali. Copyright: BBC

Nelson falls in love with a mangy, flea-ridden fox whom he meets at the rubbish tip while rescuing Marion. However, he fails to listen to his friends who tell him that the only reason he finds her so intoxicating is because she is on heat and he will regret it later.

Meanwhile, Kali is livid that pub owner Gary has erected some anti-pigeon spikes to prevent her from landing on the walls of the pub garden. She decides to take revenge.

And Destiny is overjoyed that Gary has finally entered her into the South Docklands Area Landlord Association Pub Dog of the Month category. However, when she catches fleas from Nelson's new girlfriend it looks as if her chance of winning is in jeopardy.

Song: Breaking Up Is Such A Faff - Sung by Nelson, featuring Marion and Sandra.
Written by Danielle Ward, Jon Brown and Daniel Peak.


Some sources give this episode the unofficial title Bin Day.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 27th July 2010
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 29th July 2010 12:35am BBC3
Friday 30th July 2010 9:30pm BBC3
Saturday 31st July 2010 1:20am BBC3
Sunday 1st August 2010 11:15pm BBC3
Saturday 25th December 2010 12:15am BBC3
Wednesday 3rd August 2011 12:45am BBC3
Wednesday 3rd August 2011 3:15am BBC3
Saturday 6th August 2011 1:15am BBC3
Saturday 6th August 2011 3:45am BBC3
Monday 31st October 2011 3:00am BBC3
Friday 17th May 2013 11:20pm Dave
Saturday 18th May 2013 2:20am Dave
Monday 28th April 2014 2:25am Dave
Wednesday 1st October 2014 2:50am Dave
Tuesday 23rd December 2014 2:45am Dave
Saturday 24th January 2015 3:25am Dave
Tuesday 10th February 2015 2:25am Dave
Monday 7th March 2016 2:30am BBC3

Cast & crew

Tony Way Gary
Rufus Jones Nelson (Voice)
Lucy Montgomery Destiny (Voice)
Katy Brand Kali (Voice)
Dan Tetsell Marion (Voice)
Paul Kaye Vince (Voice)
Guest cast
John Roy Pest Officer
Marc Small Adjudicator
Simon Lipson Ensemble (Various Roles) (Voice)
Chris Hughes Self
Ruth Bratt Sandra (Voice)
Writing team
Daniel Peak Writer
Dan Tetsell Writer (Additional Material)
Danielle Ward Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
Production team
Adam Miller Director
Stephen McCrum Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer
Joe Henson Composer
Richie Webb Composer



Destiny has persuaded her owner Gary to enter her into the local dog show. But will she be the top dog with the help of some fleas?

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Featuring: Lucy Montgomery (Destiny) & Tony Way (Gary).

Nelson's New Wife

Nelson has fallen for disgusting vixen Sandra. He soon realises his mistake but can't get rid of her. Marion dresses up as a woman in an attempt to fool Sandra into thinking Nelson is already married.

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Featuring: Rufus Jones (Nelson), Dan Tetsell (Marion) & Ruth Bratt (Sandra).

Noel Edmonds

Nelson says his biggest mistake involves Mr Noel Edmonds.

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Featuring: Rufus Jones (Nelson) & Dan Tetsell (Marion).

Nelson is Trapped

Pub landlord Gary is fed up with the animals hanging out in his back yard. He brings in an expert who lays down a trap. Nelson and Marion get trapped.

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Featuring: Rufus Jones (Nelson), Dan Tetsell (Marion), Tony Way (Gary) & John Roy (Pest Officer).

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